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February 11, 2015 AT 12:00 am

Backlit laser cut tee shirt #WearableWednesday

Very cool project from Adafruit customer Carl- thanks for sharing on Show & Tell as well! Check out more here.

Here i have created a laser cut latex t-shirt. The tottenkitten logo is back lit by a silicone diffuser that contains 3 ws2811 5mm through hole LEDs.

Controller is an adafruit trinket; paired with Li-pol backpack charger. The can above the charger is a simple vibration sensor (spring in a can). Charger and trinket are connected with bent pin headers to create a simple bus bar for easy connection of power and ground wires. Whole kit is wrapped in leather and riveted closed.

The controller pack closed up with rivets and magnets glued to the surface for easy mounting inside the top. The diffuser is silicone poured out onto plastic then pre-soldered LED’s inserted while the silicone was still soft. extra pour on top to seal in the LEDs.

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